1. Mike Carp became the first pitcher in MLB history to walk five batters in an inning and only give up one run after walking the leadoff hitter against the Yankees, inducing a double play, and then walking four straight batters before getting the third out of the inning. Making major league history in your pitching debut? Not bad Mr. Carp.
2. Albert Pujols is currently tied for the major league lead in home runs with nine, the last time Pujols led baseball in home runs in April was 2006, when he smacked 14 home runs and finished the season with 49 long balls. Maybe his demise was more exaggerated than we originally thought.
(Additionally, Pujols became the first member of the 500 HR club to hit #499 and #500 in the same game this week.)
3. Stephen Strasburg is having an interesting season. Strasburg has a mediocre 4.24 ERA and a 1.41…
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